by TREVOR KAPIGIAN
The Oakland Raiders(4-1) entered the 2016 season with high hopes, and so far they have not disappointed. Coming off another close win against their divisional rival, the San Diego Chargers(1-4), it placed the Raiders, along with the Denver Broncos(4-1), in first place of the AFC West. All of the Raider’s wins this season have been 4th quarter comeback wins, except for one. Derek Carr leads the league in 4th quarter comebacks with three this season.
Carr and the Raiders are on pace to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002. 2002 is also the last year they went to the Super Bowl and is the last year they had a winning season. In that season the Raiders also started the season off 4-1.
The Raiders have been waiting patiently for their time to come and it looks like this season is the season they can make deep run in the playoffs. Led by Carr, Khalil Mack, Michael Crabtree, Amari Cooper, and Reggie Nelson the Raiders look like a real threat to the NFL.